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Aberdeen Ex­hi­bi­tion & Con­fer­ence Cen­tre

The AECC on the out­skirts of Aberdeen is a favourite venue for oil-re­lated events. It re­cently an­nounced that plans have been ap­proved to build an 200 bed­room, 4-star ho­tel on the site which is ex­pected to open in 2008.

West Park Cen­tre

It is one of Tay­side’s main venues and has re­cently un­der­gone a ma­jor re­fur­bish­ment pro­gramme. West Park now boasts 17 dif­fer­ent ar­eas of vary­ing ca­pac­i­ties and room lay­outs which can hold ev­ery­thing from large con­fer­ences, meet­ings, work­shops and private func­tions to ex­hi­bi­tions for up to 300 del­e­gates.

Ed­in­burgh In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence Cen­tre

The EICC is fa­mously hi-tech, and is cur­rently pro­mot­ing its plans for a new ex­pan­sion space mea­sur­ing 3,255 sq m, which will dou­ble the the city cen­tre venue’s ca­pac­ity. The new space will open in 2009.

The Scot­tish Ex­hi­bi­tion & Con­fer­ence Cen­tre

The SECC in Glas­gow has re­ceived full plan­ning per­mis­sion to build Scot­land’s Na­tional Arena. News that the cen­tre has the go-ahead for the im­pres­sive £62m pur­pose-built Arena will en­hance the SECC’s fa­cil­i­ties and strengthen Glas­gow’s bid to host the 2014 Com­mon­wealth Games.

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